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the republicans are supposed to put on the floor of the house? where are the jons? somebody -- jobs? as they used to say in advertising, where is the beef? so this week, my friends, we're going to be spending a whole week addressing the question of a bill called mrs. capito: -- cut, cap and balance. and before i address to you who will be hurt on cut, cap and balance, the amendment that came out of the judiciary committee, i just want to you know that every state can stand up here and say that, but i want to put it in the record that it's come to my attention that social security beneficiary ears in texas, over three million, likely will be impacted. total number of social security beneficiaries in harris county, that's where houston, texas, the fourth largest city of the nation, a very diverse city, 429,760. social security beneficiaries. which might include s.s.i. which is for those who are in need of moneys because their children or they're disabled. 780,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities in the metro area that are currently enrolled in medicare, the lifeline of our seniors. and cur
want to thank you for that. and jon, you're doing a good job. so i like that you're actually -- >> is this a setup? >> no. there's no comma, but coming here. i like that you're already attacking the issue of finding the regulations that are not very useful anymore. and don't serve the purpose. so good job. that's exactly what my bill that's in a different committee wants every agency, independent agency, to do. and it's not -- it's to provide the flexibility and i want to talk to you, sorry, commissioner northrop. >> ann is fine. >> because we can sit here and say good job on cribs. but it's amazing to me that we're sitting here talking about bicycles and a.t.v.'s and large cars and trucks that, 6, 7, 8-year-olds play with but yet we're regulating them. so you have to admit, mr. adler, there's some absurdity to the law. do you agree with the rules and regulations -- >> i think that congress basically got the law right. and what you're talking about is a mandate that congress impose, not that the commission imposed. but there are always some portions of the law that need to be
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